þriðjudagur, febrúar 21, 2006

the grand master of glower

Iceland's resident eccentric sat down at the next table while we were finishing up a Thai meal out the other night. Before that happened, the big excitement was that the order taker mistakenly rang up 22,100 krónur on E's debit card (around $300 too much) and then proceeded to pay her back in cash. But then Fischer loped over to the next table and sat down. ("I think that's Bobby Fischer," I thought, "and I've been searching for him for years!") He's a big man, over 6 feet tall with a shock of white hair and an ever-present baseball hat. I glanced at him a couple of times to see if it was him, but did this one too many times, as he caught my eye and glowered at me. And nobody's mastered the glower quite like Bobby!

6 Comments:

Blogger Chez Master Chez said...

Tell Bobby Boy when in doubt, use the good old queen takes king rook pawn check trick. Always worked for Vigorito...

23.2.06  
Blogger JB said...

He said in a press conference here that he no longer plays chess, because he "mastered" it. Actually he said he only plays Bobby Fischer Mix-Chess, or whatever his variation is called. But he reassured the crowd of reporters that, if he did still play chess, he would be the best.

To me that's a bit like Dale Earnhardt saying he no longer races NASCAR, but does race by himself in something he invented called dale-NASCAR, of which he is the champion.

23.2.06  
Anonymous Nafnlaus said...

Dale Earnhardt is dead.


But we get the point.
-pl

23.2.06  
Anonymous carmen said...

perhaps that's where dale earnhardt is racing and winning at dale-NASCAR. and i am in no hurry to join him.

23.2.06  
Blogger Chez Master Chez said...

On an unrelated note, thanks for the link to Icelandeyes... I found this photo for my background:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mariaroff/98054422/

24.2.06  
Blogger JB said...

Cool, we could have lived right across from that church, but the place turned out to be a smelly dump, full of old-lady clothes and xeroxed porn taped to the walls. I'm glad we held out. I think an ocean view beats xeroxed porn, but some may disagree.

How can you be sure about Dale Earnhardt, PLo? Maybe he's just disappeared to the world, kind of like how Bobby Fischer wasn't seen for 20 years or something. He'll probably turn up, raving on Philippine talk shows, in 2015.

24.2.06  

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